Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for October 15, 2002

A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.

ComputerUser: Cyber Terror Threat Overrated 14-Oct-02 16:52:09 ET

Story Highlights:“Threats of cyber terrorism are overblown, but will help increase security budgets to deal with other online threats, according to the head of security strategy at Hewlett-Packard…”

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“Speaking at the RSA Security conference in Paris, Ira Winkler, chief security strategist for HP, said terrorists have little interest in online attacks…”

Full Story on ComputerUser

IDG.net: Fear Factor 15-Oct-02 07:06:52 ET

Story Highlights:“Stanley ‘Stash’ Jarocki doesn’t act like the agreement he recently signed with the FBI’s National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) is a big deal…”

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“But, in fact, it’s a huge deal. With the memorandum of understanding Jarocki signed last June, the ISAC — which was formed in 1999 to give financial companies a place to exchange information about security threats out of the earshot of regulators and law enforcement — has agreed to talk at least once a week to the NIPC, a law enforcement coordination agency…”

Full Story on IDG.net

InfoWorld: To Protect and Serve 14-Oct-02 15:01:36 ET

Story Highlights:“Top-tier security vendors are blending management and services with their product offerings in an effort to defuse security-related wild-goose chases and reduce customers’ discovered security events to meaningful and digestible chunks…”

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“Companies such as Internet Security Systems (ISS), Symantec and IBM Tivoli are zeroing in on beefed-up integration and services options, familiarity and global-market reach to win over customers…”

Full Story on InfoWorld

InternetWeek: Tumbleweed Upgrades Messaging Security App 14-Oct-02 12:50:07 ET

Story Highlights:“Tumbleweed Communications Corp. on Monday said it will make available by year-end its latest Secure Guardian product for secure message delivery and content scanning…”

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“Secure Guardian 5.5 resides between e-mail servers and a firewall, and it can securely deliver a message through a variety of methods…”

Full Story on InternetWeek

BBC: Web Users Turn Tables on Microsoft 15-Oct-02 11:10:08 ET

Story Highlights:“Microsoft has been caught using a fake advert that claimed people were switching from Macs to Windows PCs. The advert debuted on Microsoft’s website and supposedly recounted the story of a former Apple Mac user who had converted to using Windows…”

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“But investigative work by Net users revealed that the supposed ‘switcher’ actually worked for a marketing company employed by Microsoft…”

Full Story on BBC

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